Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Hop-Heads, your dreams have come true! Hop Ottin' is Boontling for "hardworking hops," and they're surely hard at work in this brew. Hop Ottin' starts with a strong floral aroma, which winds into a deep and complex body. In an intriguing balance, honey-drenched malts coat rich hop undertones. At length, the hops prevail, with a satisfyingly crisp finish. Hop Ottin' bites like a cankicky bluetail (Hop Ottin' bites like a rattlesnake looking for a fight.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 1, 2006
Tap at the yardhouse (san diego). Hoppy and resiny, lots of pine and eucalyptus, some grapefruit background. Pours honey colored with moderate head. A tad metalic and lemony. I regular to good IPA. Nice silky body and good lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2006
On tap at the Yardhouse, Irvine. Enjoyed from a 1/2 yard glass - yes I know that is ridiculous, but it was funny at the time, even approaching the level of hilarity achieved from my personal rating of the homebrew Auerís Catbirdís Crissum, but thatís another story. Pours a copper-honeyed amber color with a two finger head of large bubbled white soap. Pleasantly hoppy aroma of spruce needles and cedar bark with a hint of honey. Slightly sticky, carbonated mouthfeel. The pine notes saturate the palate and melt into a fluffy pillow on my tongue. Some coppery malts balance out the hop character evenly. The hops are well done without being overpowering, albeit one-dimensional in flavor profile. The final smack is of a gin and tonic with a squeeze of lime. Well done - great example of a traditional IPA - very precise construction of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Aroma was citrusy and piney, very good, complex. Poured an amber body, think white head, nice lacing. Flavor was very full, robust, piney, citrus, mild soap, lingering bitterness. Nice full body. Very good IPA. Will buy again. Iím starting to like AV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pretty good decent beer. Very hoppy. Heavy citrus and hop flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (659) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Nice! Iíve had this off and on for a year or so. Itís big and nicely balanced. I prefer tap to bottle and this is no exception. The bottle Iím now enjoying is very good. Crisp and full. Itís quite piney and dry. I like it, it seems to be consistent, bottle after bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Not for the hop-squeamish. The question for this beer is what to pair it with. The "new carpet" hop smell is so strong, it tends to overpower all the other flavors. For what it is ... I suppose its great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Draft at Friscos. Amber body with no head. The aroma is light citrus, some pine. The flavor is citrusy, mostly grapefruit, fairly dry. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours dark orange with an off-white head. Aroma has a mix of floral and grapefruit hop notes, it is a bit heavier on the floral side. Full bodied IPA with light soft carbonation. Starts with maltiness and hops, but soon the hops just dominate. By the finish all that is left are hops that are quite piney and bitter. A resiny feel is left in the mouth to linger on. An excellent highly hopped IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Herbjones, my sentiments exactly. Not sure why this one is rated so highly. Wasnít bad, but it wasnít all that, either. With eagerness, poured it into my glass and it yeilded a nice clear amber color with a very significant head, that provided outstanding, very persistent lacing. The aroma was nice and grapefruity with some citrus hops detectable. The flavor was where the disappointment started, as this one was of bitter orange rinds, lacking much malt character at all, and full of grapefruits and floral hops. Did they use any malts for this one? Iím assuming the faint hints of caramel were indicative of caramel malts? Mouthfeel was somewhat acidic and medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2699) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear orange copper with a one finger thick off-white creamy head. Lots of pine resin, grapefruit, and caramel malts present. Taste is the same, with a little less resin and big bitterness thoughout, until just before the end when thereís a caramelly sweetness, and mellows the bitterness out into almost no bitterness at all. Very nicely done.

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